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Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 02-07-2014, 01:26 AM
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Posted By SenorHops
El Dorado Hops Question

I have 4 ozs of El Dorado and I'm trying to formulate an IPA recipe. Any thoughts on these hops, what characteristics they have and what they pair well with? Thanks.
Forum: Sponsor Showcase 07-19-2013, 06:31 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 14,455
Posted By SenorHops
Anymore updates on thes experimental hops?

Anymore updates on thes experimental hops?
Forum: Sponsor Showcase 04-17-2013, 04:39 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 14,455
Posted By SenorHops
Please keep us posted.

Please keep us posted.
Forum: Sponsor Showcase 03-22-2013, 07:23 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 14,455
Posted By SenorHops
Whatever works for you.

Whatever works for you.
Forum: Sponsor Showcase 03-21-2013, 03:38 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 14,455
Posted By SenorHops
So your only flavor additions were a half oz. of...

So your only flavor additions were a half oz. of 1210 @10 and a half oz. of 6300 @0? If so, that's not going to give you a whole lot of flavor.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 12-21-2012, 12:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,260
Posted By SenorHops
My best guess would be your standard american ale...

My best guess would be your standard american ale yeast. Clean and neutral. 1056, wlp001 or us-05.
Forum: General Techniques 05-22-2012, 03:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 403
Posted By SenorHops
Another dry hopping question/dilemma

Does anyone have any good tips or techniques for dry hopping? I've been dry hopping my IPAs with various combinations of hops at the rate of about 3 1/2- 4 1/2 ozs for 10 days in the primary. I don't...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 05-02-2012, 03:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,046
Posted By SenorHops
Brewing with Juniper Berries question

I was planning a pale ale recipe and I'd like to add some juniper berries to the boil. I'm probably just going to get dried juniper berries from my homebrew supplier and crush them up and add to the...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-09-2012, 12:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,156
Posted By SenorHops
Here's how I came up with my efficiency. I put...

Here's how I came up with my efficiency. I put together my recipe using the Hopville program for partial mash and it gave me a default efficiency of 75%. Using that default efficiency of 75%, my OG...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-09-2012, 02:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,156
Posted By SenorHops
I stirred the mash often and stirred while...

I stirred the mash often and stirred while sparging. The wort was approx. 65 degrees when I checked the gravity. I'm wondering if it had anything to do with the grinding of my grains. Maybe a little...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-09-2012, 12:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,156
Posted By SenorHops
Help with increasing mash efficiency

Did my first partial mash on Saturday. I felt like everything went reasonably well. Ground my own grains and mashed 3 lbs of 2-row, 2 lbs of rye malt, 1/2 lb of carapils and 3/4 lb of caramel malt. I...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 04-06-2012, 01:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 916
Posted By SenorHops
Grains of Paradise question

Ran a test batch of a Summer Ale with Grains of Paradise in it. I kept reading that a little goes a long way and that a recommended amount to use was 1-2 grams (crushed) for a 5 gallon batch in the...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 04-03-2012, 05:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,260
Posted By SenorHops
Lunch, Lunch, anyone, anyone?:(

Lunch, Lunch, anyone, anyone?:(
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 04-03-2012, 12:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,260
Posted By SenorHops
Maine Beer Co. Lunch IPA clone?

Has anyone attempted to clone this beer? Was wondering what people are picking up in this beer's hop profile. I find it very citrusy. I pick up some distinct lemon. Centennial and Sorachi maybe?...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-02-2012, 01:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,433
Posted By SenorHops
Great. Thanks guys.

Great. Thanks guys.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-02-2012, 01:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,433
Posted By SenorHops
How to test your mash with iodine???

Can someone please give me the lowdown on how to test your mash conversion with iodine. Can you use any iodine that can be found at the drugstore?
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-30-2012, 02:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 280
Posted By SenorHops
I was thinking the same thing. The only thing I...

I was thinking the same thing. The only thing I was unsure of is whether or not tannins would be extracted from the crystal malts during a longer mash.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-29-2012, 06:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 280
Posted By SenorHops
Stupid Partial Mash Question

If you're a partial mash brewer and you're just doing a brew that only has a steepable grain such as crystal in it, would you even bother doing a mash or would you just use all malt extract and steep...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-28-2012, 04:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 303
Posted By SenorHops
How do you figure out how much base malt you...

How do you figure out how much base malt you need? Let's say I wanted to use a pound of Munich, how much 2-row would I mash it with? Is there a general rule?
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-28-2012, 03:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 303
Posted By SenorHops
Partial Mash Help Please

I'd like to try to start doing some partial mash brews with little to no investment until I see if I want to invest further in the process. Outside of a large grain bag, which I know I'll need, is...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-27-2012, 07:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,339
Posted By SenorHops
Is it really going to have the same sweetness as...

Is it really going to have the same sweetness as Crystal 120? I just want the rye to come out as much as possible, but not at the risk of being too sweet.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-27-2012, 07:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,339
Posted By SenorHops
Caramel/Crystal Rye

Can anyone with experience with this grain tell me what their impressions were or what I could expect? I'm thinking of steeping it at about 10% of the grain bill with some honey malt for an IPA....
Forum: Extract Brewing 03-23-2012, 07:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,417
Posted By SenorHops
I've done at least 15 batches with an aluminum...

I've done at least 15 batches with an aluminum pot and no metallic flavor whatsover.
Forum: Extract Brewing 03-23-2012, 07:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,417
Posted By SenorHops
I would suggest using dry malt extract instead of...

I would suggest using dry malt extract instead of liquid and start putting together your own recipes. You can use a free website like Hopville and it's easy enough.
Forum: Introductions 03-23-2012, 05:09 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 8
Posted By SenorHops
Hello everyone

Just wanted to introduce myself and looking forward to lots of great beer talk. Just switched over from Beer Advocate. A certain owner/moderator over there has a little too much ego for my taste....
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